Chennai: Tamil Nadu went on a complete shutdown mode on Sunday with the federal government imposing intense curbs as a part of its anti-coronavirus measures, leaving most important roads abandoned whereas most retailers, barring pharmacies,remained closed.
Roads have been nearly empty with no autos plying on account of the strict implementation of the curbs, with police making it clear that personal autos will likely be allowed just for emergency functions.
Whereas asserting extension of the coronavirus-induced lockdown to August, Chief Minister Ok Palaniswami had mentioned on July 30 that full curbs will likely be in place on all 5 Sundays this month additionally, very similar to in July. There will likely be no relaxations, he had mentioned.
Subsequently, every kind of outlets, together with these promoting greens and groceries, business institutions, resorts and eating places downed shutters on Sunday, whereas the roads have been abandoned within the absence of main vehicular motion.
In Chennai, police mentioned no car will likely be allowed to ply right now besides these meant for milk distribution, medical function, emergency and funeral trigger. Non-public autos meant for medical emergency and people belonging to the print and digital media have been exempted from the curbs.
Different autos plying with out (legitimate) causes will likely be detained and 193 site visitors verify posts have been arrange throughout town for this function, police mentioned and requested individuals in opposition to venturing out of their properties “unnecessarily.”
As of August 1, Tamil Nadu’s cumulative COVID-19 instances stood at 2,51,738, with Chennai having a complete of 1,00,877 of those infections.
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